Dal Fry - SK Khazana

One of the most popular comfort foods – hot dal served with steamed rice This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Dal Fry - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Split pigeon peas (toovar dal), Turmeric powder
Cuisine Indian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal Fry - SK Khazana

  • 1 cup Split pigeon peas (toovar dal) soaked
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic finely chopped
  • 1-2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 Medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 Medium tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • to taste Salt
  • to garnish Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Pressure cook pigeon peas in 2 cups water with turmeric powder and asafoetida till the pressure is released 3 times.
  2. Heat ghee and butter in a deep non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion. Mix and sauté till onions turn translucent.
  3. Add tomato, mix, cover and cook till soft. Add chilli powder, garam masala powder, mix well and cook for a minute.
  4. Add cooked pigeon peas and mix. Add ½ cup water and salt, mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.